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THE ARSTTg, TrtrTOAYV PECEMSfZTE 21. 1899.
RoekUut and Milan. Roe Island offlos
owKreU UUH'I sw. Milan oAe m
C COWWIKXY. ' P- UT
CONNELLY A CONNELLY,
Money loaned Offlea 6rr TbOBsaa dm t
awe. eoraer o( Second inut and Hf n-
JACKSON ft HURST,
. Attorney! at Lw.
Offlea in Boek Wand National Bum Bafld-
LUDOLPH A REYNOLDS.
, Attorney al Law.
Mnnev to loan. General lecal buslnass. Ne-
a. dl ivmiT. a-
SWEENEY A WALKER.
Attorneys acd Counsellors at Law
Office In Bengiton Clock.
Stale a Attorney
SEABLE A MABSIIALL.
Attorney at Law
Transact a general legal buslnesa.
MoENlBY A lie UN IKY
Attorney! at Law
Leu money on good security; rraSs eollee
Omce, MltcbeU Lynde bulidmg.
JOHN K. SCOTT
City attorney of Rock Island. Boom
IsltekeU A Lynde building
F. H. FIRST. M D
Pbysiclan aid Surf a an
Peon 4 on I. Office, 128 Twentletl
rtreV Offle e bours: 10 to It : ajn.; a
7 to 8 p. m. buoUny. 8:30 to : a m.;lJ0tc
DB. COBA EMEBY BEED.
: Bpealal attention to diseases of women and
ehildren. also diseases of eye, ear, nose a no
throat. Office bour-:30 to It a m-.l to P
am. Ml Sixteen lb street. Book Island.
. B. ICttUST, M. 0 .
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DS. BUBKHABT A BUBKHABT.
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, .OfBee Tre-ann block. Office bours toll
'a. m.. 1 to and 7 9 m. i-bone No.
Kocs istsa, . iiu.--
C. T. FOSTER, M- D.
Fbyaioian acd Surgeon.
- Office between Tblrd and Pourtb i avennea on
Twentieth street, Office bours: 9 to 11 a- m-.
! io"p " and 7 to p. m Night calls troa
on.ee i-none u .
..... , DB. 8. H. MILLER
vataslnary Surgeon and Denvlrt
AU disease of bones and cattle treated on
at ored principles. Surgical operations per
Tvv . . m.nnAv linn tmud
forroeu ui kiich t.jv. o - --
All calls promptly attended to. Ret-.aenee,
ma Fifth avenue. Telephone 4401. Office
and Infirmary. . 1815-1617 Fourth avenue
(af sucker a stable), opposite nv. ere uuui
DB. H- EMMET STEEN.
Specialist and expert In the treatment oi
Berroua. private and all chroulo diseases of
mea and women.
Hours: 10 to 12. t o 4, 8 to 8. Sundays 10 to It.
Harrison and Seoond streets, opposite new
DB. M. A. H0LL1NQSW0BTH,
OfBee. Harper House Pbarmaey Night calls
DB. C. W. GBAFTON.
OSee hours from 8 to 18 a. m. and I to 1 p. m.
J. T. TAYLOR,
Office hours 8: to It a. m ., 1:S0 to 4:10 p. m
tl9 Klgbteeeth street. Opposite Union
DBACK A KEENS,
Arehlteeta and Superintend so is
Skinner Block. Second floor-
HKNBY GAETJE, lTop
Chip lannook Mares
Oat riowers and Demgna of all Kind,
City Mora, uof Seeoad a . Telephone
John Volk & Co.
Contractors -uid .
Builders : : :
ALSO MAKUFACTCRXS OF
Sash. Doors. Blinds and MonMings;
Veneered and Hard ooa loor
Ing of All Kinds.
Slnele and Doable Strength Window
tilASS, roiisnea irutie, ueTeieu
Flte and Art Glass.
SteVKtl1 Rock l3land
Constant coughing ia very annoying,
and the continuous hacking and irri
tation will soon attack and injure the
delicate lining of the throat and air
passages. Take advice and use Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup in time. This
wonderful remedy will cure you.
II hit t . m cl a I El
r , i ra o o minti mi Ontrl at nnrn
Dor3 arc amall anU pleasant to take. Doctors
rttommtcd it. Price s "a. At aU JrusKists.
THE TKAVELEBS1 GUIDE.
fHICAGO. ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC
b?(raire cbeefced aiRti P. Twentle-h treet
depot, rr P.. K. I 4 P. rtepot corner Fifth ave
nue and TUrty-Urst street. Frank 11 Pium
I EAST. WEST.
Denver Liml ed AOmab ...t
Ft. U'ort b. Denver Jt K. C .
ft.-, am r
' (jn pm
Omaba and Den Moines
rOmabaA Minneapolis i
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Oniaba A Inpb Moln Fx . . .!
tDnvi-r, Lincoln JS Omaha l
Heaver, i Incola JtUmaba.
Irs Moine Fjpress r. H
Koih I'and & Idirau Ac.
St. Paul A Minneapolis. ...
Derver. Ft. Worth A K V-
f:0o a n:T
tKansas Cltv St Joe .t onvr 1
1:10 p n
Kock Ulantl A V ablnton!i
3: is i. rat
f'bicajco A Te ! mes ..
Poole Inland 4 Hrooklvn Ac '
t'hnaba & ook Inland
JChlcsifO. & Davenport I
Arrival. Denarture. ;Dilv. except Sun-
f Dally except Saturday. Ail others dally. Tel
RIJVOTON ROUTE C II. & Q. RAII-
way Depot First avenue and Sixteenth
street. M. J. Voung. agent.
St. L. SptirirtleM. Peoria.i
Kur. Qutn via Monmouth 6:53 am 7:15 pm
Chicago. Sterling Clinton A1
Dnbuque t 7:45 am t 8:40 pm
Peoria. Heardstown. Bur '
llnirtnn. Denver and west t 2:15 pmjtll:58 am
St. PaulA Minneapolis 7:0 pm 8:15 am
Sterlln'. Clinton A Dubuqoe' 7:50 pm!t 8:40 am
St. 1. , Kn f-.. Denver A I
Pac coast via Oa esburj 7:15 pm;' 6:.t5 am
Dally. tDttUy except Sunday.
IHICAOO. MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUIj
v railway Kacine & Sou'.n western Division
Depot T wen ierb strt. fetwven First and
Second avenues. W. W. Breckir. ridge. Agent.
I LEAVE. ARRIVE.
Mali and txprei
St. aul F.xpress.
Freiitbt and aceom
7 : am 0:15 pm
4:00 pm 11:30 am
:f0 am :3d am
Vaily except Sunday.
TJOCK ISLAND & PEORIA RAILWAY
Ik-pot Flrt avenue and TwenUetb street
M. A. i'aiterson. General l'a-scmger Avent.
Spr'trUeld. Cincinuau, Peo-,
I. A I
P:05 am 6.40 pm
10: ao am
1:4.5 pm' 11:15 am
7:10 pm l ;i" am
Bo am! 4:5") pm
H:to uta 2:2ft pm
3:3) pm 7:55 m
Peoria. Springfield, St. L.
Aroum Fast FreiBbt 1
Peoria, Springfield. Cine in-,
Peoria Accom l'reieht '
f'ahla l.cwmmiMftrinn !
Cable A Sber ard Accom . . '
Pa Kenifer trains leave C R I a P. (Moline
avenue) depot live (.") minute earlier than
time given. TrainN marked daily, all otrer
trains daily except Sunday.
and other state3 north, west, south
Nov. 7 and 21,
Dec. 5 and 19.
On above dates round trip tickets,
pood for 21 days, will be on sale at
HALF FARE, plus f2.
Ticket office open day and night. Depot
foot of Sixteenth street. For mapeand full
Information apply to
H. D. Mack, D. P. A.
M. J. TocJfO, Agent.
Phones 1131 and 1180.
Tom A. Marshall
Alexia, I U.
Columbus J&, lows.
lit. 1'lea.Lnt, Lows,
Htm BoMob, IlL
Kew Wmdror, 1IL
yortb B Aeraus, 111.
On da. LU.
IWt Rrrnn Til.
1 mhni!ii loi
Fr o- puon. HI.
HI. AuguUM. LU.
Bta Inn. ILL
Walnut Oran, UL
GUchrt-t, lit .
Ktrkwaod,riL EnoxTiUe. 111.
V. OUUUBU, 1U,
HEW DiBUCAL DilfliiiA.
Transformation of General Wal
lace's "Ben-Hur" Into a Play.
GEAHD SPXCTACULAB TRIUMPH.
Wo-derful Views of Palestine Mm the
Daya of the Child Cbrlat Depicted.
Descriptions of the Vnrlons Seen.
Thrilling: Chariot Race Anthor Ap
plauded and Makes Speech.
All wbo satv tho transformation of
General Lew Wallace's -Ben-Uur"
Into a play will look back upon the
other night as a memorable event in
;tafre history. Not lefore in this sea
son or last, perhaps not before in a
decade, has Now York" had a theatric
al production around which such keen
and widespread interest centered. The
feat of representinj in stage pictures
tlie descriptions which General Wal
lace drew so brilliantly in his wonder
ful Iiit.iicnl romance was almost Ti
tanic, says the New York World. It
meant infinite pains, the expenditure
of almost infinite resources, mental
And the feat was brilliantly accom
plished. The great audience which
wedged itself into the Broadway thea
ter was transported back 2.00O years
fWriter of the dramatic Tersion of "Ben-Hur.")
into realms of beauty and glory.
Wonderful scenes of Palestine in the
days of the child Christ, stem in their
severity, faded away into more bril
linut pictures of the grandeur of Koine.
Spectacles of mrtirl glory were suc
ceeded by pictures full of poetry and
infinite daintiness. It was a brilliant
test of the scene painters' art brilliant
The audience was not of the sort
that gathers at the chance productions
on Broadway. The typical first night
ers were not out in full force. Instead
there were thoughtful men and women
who had grown to know "lion-IIur"
aud had come to see the heroes ot
General Wallace's work portrayed in
living form. Scores of the author's
friends were in the boxes and seats.
Tense interest prevailed until it burst
its bounds in tumultuous enthusiasm
when the chariot race was run and
General Wallace was in one of the
lower boxes, surrounded by half a
dozen ladies. t Throughout the play he
sat unmoved, liis eyes fixed upon the
changing pictures of the stage, his face
betraying not a changing emotion. He
seemed unconscious of the people or
the applause, so intent was he upon the
scenes of his own making. When at
last he was forced to speak, it was only
a few words that he uttered. Then be
again resumed his seat and his immo
The noise of the late comers seemed
almost a sacrilege to the opening pic
ture. First came an orchestral prelude,
then the tableau of the wise men in
the desert aud the darning star of
Bethlehem, the men's hands raised in
awe and reverence as they grouped
about their kuceling camels. Tho
dreary waste of desert In the pale
light was wonderfully impressive.
Then came the brilliantly colored pic
ture of the house tops in Jerusalem, the
terrace of the palace of ilur, where
the first words of the drama were spo
ken. Ilur was entrapped by Messala
and dragged away to the galleys; next
the dim interior of the Roman triremes,
the muscular, grim visaged slaves tug
ging In rhythmic notion at the oars;
then the wreck and Ilur and bis cap
tain struggling in the tossing waves.
The scene changed, and the home of
Simonides in Antioch was pictured. A
moment later and there came the vi
sion of the sunlit grove of Daphne,
with its grand temple reared to the
god Apollo. Romau maidens, bun
dreds in uutnber, danced in the festival.
Grave and stern in the group was Ilur.
no longer the slave, bnt the Roman sol
dier. Again the picture changed, and
the fountain of Castalia was revealed
a lovely setting fringed with tower
ing palms. And then followed the
crowning scene of the play, a lake dane
ing In the pale moonlight, with gliding
gondolas and flowery shores in the cool
gray of the shadows. Iris, the Egyp
tian, way trying the wiles of Cleopatra
upon the Jewish hero.
The great spectacular event of the
play, the chariot race, was next In or
der. Preliminary to it were the noisy
contentions of the bettors outside the
arena -pates. Then a rumble was
heard In the bflckgrorind. the hurry
ing clatter of flying horses' feet. It
gradually crew louder, increasing al
most to a roar. For an instant all
was dark. Then came the light, and
the nc? vr a or. Two Hiariots. each
dra a t? 'cur Aratlaa torses, formed
ths csnter cf the picture. Despite tho
sacbicery it as for the motEent a
real race. The animals, with far
stretched necks and dilated nostrils,
ran like mad, urged on by the whip;
of the charioteers. The wheels of the
cars rumbled and swayed. Now Ilur
was ahead, now Messala. then Hur
again, and the rae was won.
. Wilder enthusiasm than that which
followed the scene has seldom mani
fested Itself in a theater. There were
curtain calls after curtain calls, follow
ed by a pandemonium of cheers. While
the applausp lasted General Wallace,
In the front of the box, was a study.
His eyes were fixed upon the drawn
curtain. 'Not once did he turn his head
toward the people, whose eyes were
upon him. Then, when It was evident
that he must speak, one of the ladies
behind him touched him with her fan
and whispered a few words to him.
Abe Erlnnger was waiting at the en
trance and let! him to the stage.
If the teoplc expected a long speech,
they were disappointed. "I thank you."
Geueral Wallace said "I thank yon
very heartily for the honor you do me.
but really I have not the voice to make
a speech. Therefore I hope you will
excuse me." General Wallace resumed
his seat iu the box, but the applause
continued as before. Finally he was
forced to his feet again and said, "I am
informed that Mr. Young, the adapter,
has disapjieared iu anticipation of the
honor you are doing him also." Not
until then was the play allowed to pro
ceed. The last act is a brilliant and fitting
finale to the spectacle. It represents
the vale of Iliunom. which becomes
transparent, revealing the mount of
Olives und the city of Jerusalem. From
the city comes a motley throng, which
the lepers seek to join, but are repulsed
with loathing. Down .the slopes of the
mount moves a vast multitude waving
palm branches and chanting hosan
nas. The shunned and despised lep
ers fall upon their knees. There is a
great commotion among the people. In
dicating the passing of the unseen
Nazarene. The Iejiers raise their hands
in supplication. Suddenly a great shaft
of light falls upon their heads like a
The drop representing the vale of
ITinnom suddenly becomes opaque, and
Ilur rouses himself from his slumber.
He has seen the incident on the mount
of Olives as in a dream. Amrah rushes
to him with the tidings that the mira
cle he has seen in his dream is a roal-
"they have met the Nazarene and
AIRSHIP FOR USE IN WAR.
rblriKO Man Una a Kind of
A. K. de St. Chamas, a resident of
Chicago, has brought home from Paris
the model of a dirigible balloon of nov
el construction which lie proposes to
lapntont and offer to the war department
for use iu the' next international diffi
culty, says the Chicago Record. He
combines the two principles in aeronau
tics of a gas chamber buoyant enough
to suspend the machine and tiie aero
naut aud an aeroplane large enough to
support the machine after it has been
The cylindrical balloon, which is the
common feature of all the French and
German war machines, he flattens to
the form of a huge inflated kite, which
when tipped up forward or aft will
soar skyward or skim back to earth
again. . The tipping he performs by
shifting the center of gravity of the
car, which is suspended beneath the
kite, with an ingenious system -of pul
leys and ropes, which insures in addi
tion, according to Mr. do St. Chamas,
the perfect stability c the carriage
and the consequent comfort of the aero
nauts. The lower surface of the gas
balloon is concave, so as to "hold" the
For the propnIsion'Of his aerostat Mr.
de St. CJj;iiuas,iiovi4t four propellers
fixed..vu,lritheif 'edi pf his kite, driven
by individual ejectrie.uiotors and capa
ble of working independently or togeth
er. A gasoline engine in the suspended
carriage drives a small dynamo and
furnishes power to the motors.
British Machine Which. It Is Said.
Prevents Constant Vibration.
A new cycle claiming to possess per
fect rigidity without vibration, which
was exhibited recently in London, was
pronounced by general consent to be a
vast Improvement on the ordinary ma
chine. Some experts, indeed, went so
i far as to say that the difference in rid
; ing on It instead of on an ordinary ma
chine was precisely similar to the dif
ference of comfort experienced in trav
. ellng in a modern carriage as compared
I with a journey made in a springless
cart, says the London correspondent
of the Washington Star. The new ma
chine has do spring frame. It is rath
' er a cycle with an absolutely rigid
frame bung on springs precisely In the
same way as a locomotive and its tend
er are bung, the bubs of the wheels
sliding in grooves.
The principle of construction is such
that when the springs are compressed
to the utmost on passing over any ob
stacle the distance between the saddle
and the edals remains the same. The
rider took the machine over bricks and
temporary corls without Inconven
ience, and It would seem that this cycle
may remove one of the objections rais
ed by medical men against the indul
gence in wheeling by nervous subjects,
since it entirely obviates the constant
vibration which I found to be preju
dicial to them.
! Dsrban as a Winter Resort.
Durban is a winter resort and con
tains some of the finest residences In
the world. They afford a good ocean
view ail are surrounded by tropical
trees, flowers and fruits.
MUSINGS AROUND MILAN.
Batch of tCt s Gathered Is tte lawn on
Milan. Dee. 20. Lueins Eg spent
Snn.iay in Milan.
The canal affords excellent skating.
John Vanderslice returned home
Wednesday from Rorkford. .
Freyl Ku'ehl and William Branden
burg celebrated their birthdays Sat
urday. The pie social given at W. T.
Heath's Monday evening" was well at
tended. William Brandenburg returned
Saturday from a month's stay at his
uncle's in Red Oak, Iowa.
Mrs. Dan DeGroot, of Rock Island,
spent Saturday with her parents, Mr
and Mrs. Charles Willbite.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Zaun returned
Monday after spending a week with
friends and relatives in Coloua.
Frank Kyte left Thursday for a vis
it with his father in New York, and
will then take a trip through New
II. II Marten, of Bowling, sold his
farm last Saturday to his neighbor.
J. T. Doonan. Mr. Marten intends
baying a larger place.
Mrs. (i. Lewis, who has been stay
ing with her daughter, Mrs. C. Mc
Micheal. south of the city limits, has
U'en ill for the past week.
William Mosher, cf Andalusia,
spent Sunday with his daughter in
Milan and left Monday for a few
weeks' sightseeing in Mississippi.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs
William Rettick, who live south of
Milan, gave them a surprise Saturday
evening. The evening was joyfully
spent in games and dancing.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred'Honens, of Sterl
ing, arrived in Milan last Thursday
from their wedding trip to Chata
nooga, to spend a few days with rela
tives and friend?. ' Friday evening a
reception in their honor was given by
Mr. Ilonens' sister, Mrs. G. K. Wig
LOWER END NEWS LINERS.
Tragic Death of William Sheaths -Some
Foster, Dec. 20. Acquaintances of
William Sheaths were shocked to hear
of his tragic death caused bv the acci-
denal discharge of a shotgun last
week at his home near Lliza. Mr,
bheaths and famiiv resided in our
localitv last vear on the Welch farm.
The heartfelt svmnathv of numerous
friends is extended to the bereaved
family, who are left in quite destitute
Miss Ella Foster returned home
Sunday from Buffalo Prairie.
Miss Pearl Bowser was the guest of
her triend, Miss l'earl Watson, Sun
Miss Kathyrn Foster returned to
M ascatine Sunday after a short stay
with her parentsr
Borr, to Mr. aud Mrs. Charles
Spickltr, of Pine Bluff, on the 17th
lust., a daughter.
Some of the young folks indulged in
their favorite sport (skating) on lelu
man's pond Saturday nirht.
Mr., and Mrs. John Robison are re
joicing over the arrival of an 8-pound
aauguter, Dorn tne loth inst.
Miss Jessie Reynolds has returned
home after assistiog Mrs. J. K. Foster
with her work the past summer.
Miss Lillie Workman returned to
her school duties at Buffalo Prairie
Sunday aftei a short visit at home.
Mrs. Thomas Watson and Miss
Mary Shirkey called on Mrs. N. Rele
ford at the home of Mrs. F. Gillett,
Mrs. Frank Brogan and little daugh
ters. Alta and Adelle, are visiting
with Mrs. Brogan's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. Foster.
It is reported that William Reynolds
has purchased Oliver Shirkey'a farm.
Mr. Shirkey and family expect to take
up their abode near Eliza in the
Rev. Shepherd, of Illinois City,
preached at Pine Bluff Sunday night
after an absence of four weeks. A
Dunkard minister will hold services
there next Sunday night.
There will ba a box supper at the
French school house Thursday night,
to be given by the pupils and patrons
of the district. The proceeds will be
used to procure Sunday" school sup
plies. A SIRE CL'KE FOB CKOCP.
Twenty-five Years' Constant I'se Without
The first indication of croup is
hoarseness, and in a child subject to
that disease it may be taken as a sure
sign of the approach of an attack.
Following this hoarseness is a peculiar
rough cough. If Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is given as soon as the child
becomes hoarse, or even after the
cronpy congh appears, it will prevent
the attack. It is used in many thous
ands of homes in this broad land and
never diVappoints the anxious moth
ers. We have yet to learn of a single
instance in which .it has not proved
effectual. No other preparation can
show such a record twenty-five years'
constant use without a failure. For
sale by all druggists..
It Bits the Spot.
When suffering from a severe cold
and your throat and lungs feel sore,
take a dose of Foley's Honey and Tar.
when the soreness will at once be re
lieved, a warm grateful freling add
healing of the parts affected, will be
experienced and vou will say: "It
feels so good, ft hits the spot."
A lazy liver makes a lazy man.
Burdock Blood Bitters is the natural,
never failing remedy for a lazy liver.
For sale by Mirshall & Fisher, drug-
Btna T- Had Ybi Km ktnn Banff!
The Kind You Have Always
in use for over SO years,
TPy jf,. ""onal supervision since Its infancy
f-CCCCA4Z Allow ii o n to deeeivn vnii In tlita.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
What is CASTOR I A
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing1 Syrups It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and ISowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
THE CtNTtUR COMPANY. TT WURttAV BTBttT, KtW VOUH CITT.
J. F. Robinson, President. L. S. McC'auk, Vice ITesident. II. E. Casteku Casliler.
Gentral Trust and Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Incorporated Under State Law.
Capital Stock, $100,000. Four Per Cent Interest
Paid on Deposits.
C J. Lurkm,
James J. La Vclle,
L. S. McCabe,
J. F. Robinson,
II. El Casteel,
MONEY LOANED ON PERSONAL, COLLATERAL OK KEAL ESTATE .SKCl BIT Y.
Open daily 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Saturdays 7 to H p. m.
Oflice in Kock Island National Bank Building.
"WHERE DIRT GATHERS, WASTE RULES."
GREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM THE USE OF
Rock Island Savings Bank
IZock Island, 111. .
Incorporated Under the
Monet Loaned Oh Personal Collateral 0b Real Estate Secckitt.
OFFICERS I nmrrrri-R
3. M. Baford. President.
J obn Crubauftb. Vice President.
P. Greenawait, Cashier.
Betas) business July 2. ifcOO. and occupied
S. g. corner of Mitcnell
JOHsT M. PAKTDOa.
PAIDON 6c SON
PAINTERS AND DECORATORS
Shop 419 Seventeenth St.
Bought, and which has been
has borne, tho si?natnre of
has been niado under his per
K. L. Sweeney,
Henry W. Tremann,
H. IK Muck,
John Scbufer, Jr.,
L D. Mudvc,
LouIm A. Scbmldt.
Four Per Cent Paid on
H. 8. Cable,'
H. P. Hull.
K. W. Hurst,
J. M. Buford,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.
HZsTST A. FAKEDO